We all text our friends and family all day. We even text our coworkers. Do you like the idea that you may be sending companies your personal information and letting them store your messages with little-to-no security or privacy? Apple's iMessages are encrypted, but are stored in the US, Facebook Messanger is owned by one of the largest corporations known for their invasion of your privacy and they also own WhatsApp. What alternatives are there? Well, there are a lot, and some of them are really good!
Text / Chat
|Signal||Easily the most popular encrypted chat app out there with the strongest user base. Cross-platform and easy to use.||Free|
|Wire||One of the most beautiful chat apps out there with great group/team chat options.||Free - $5/mo|
|Riot||One of the top up and comers. Keep an eye on this one.||Free|
|Ring||One of the closest Skype replacements out there. Encrypted text and video chats. Great for podcasters.||Free|